Parma, 20 November 2021 – A throwback focusing on our last league match against Cosenza at Stadio Ennio Tardini, all the way back in 1989, Sunday 1st October.

We delve into the Crociati archives to look at the history between the two teams, in view of their next contest at the Tardini tomorrow, Sunday 21 November (14:00 CET) on Matchday 13 of Serie B 2021/2022,

It is certainly our favourite to recall out of the five encounters we have had since the start of the 1960s when the two clubs first met on the pitch.

It was one of the milestones in coach Nevio Scala’s journey with Parma, which took them to their first historic promotion to Serie A.

A convincing win (5-1) and we got the scoring underway with goals from two of our defenders

Enzo Gambaro, a rapid full-back with formidable athleticism but unpolished technique, scored a longshot in the 22nd minute

He unleashed a powerful right-footed strike from outside the box that beat goalkeeper Francesco Nocera (1-0).

In the 35th minute Captain Lorenzo Minotti, lethal with his head, put into the net a ball whipped into the area via a well-placed free-kick from the right by the late Tarcisio Catanese (2-0).

In the 38th minute, Alessandro Melli extended the lead before the break (3-0), with a right-footed chip from just inside the opponent’s area after his own left-footed attempt rebounded back to him.

At the start of the second half (47′), Gigi Marulla hit back for Cosenza reducing our lead.

The crest of Cosenza, after which the Rossoblù Calabrian’s stadium is named, took advantage of a wayward backpass from the midfield and put it past our goalkeeper Giacomo Zunico, unable to make the save (1-3).

Fausto Pizzi ‘the goal machine’, converted a penalty awarded in the 70th minute by the referee Giuseppe Rosica of Rome for a handball, increasing the lead (4-1).

Parma’s fifth and final goal to complete the ‘manita’ came in the 84th minute when Melli converted off a counter-attack with a diagonal right-footed strike (5-1).

If Sandrino had not missed a penalty at the end of the match, the result could have been mistaken for a tennis match.

In the photos: Pizzi’s celebration and the Curva Nord cheering.